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Place of birth  Lod, Israel
1986-1990  Bnei Yehuda
Playing position  Left-Back
Name  David Amsalem

1979-1983  Ayelat Lod
Role  Footballer
1984-1986  Hapoel Tel Aviv
Position  Defender
David Amsalem

Date of birth  (1971-09-04) 4 September 1971 (age 44)

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David Amsalem (Hebrew: דוד אמסלם‎‎; born on 4 September 1971 in Israel) is a retired Israeli footballer.


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He started his career with Bnei Yehuda and then joined Hapoel Tel Aviv whom he played for during the 1994-1995 season. He became the second Israeli to join Crystal Palace following Itzik Zohar who left just as Amsalem was signing.

Terry Venables signed Amsalem from Beitar Jerusalem for £800,000 in 1998 via a third party at a time when Amsalem was captain of the Israeli national side. Controversy surrounded his signing as there were claims the money never reached Beitar. Beitar chairman Ehud Federman said that his contract had run out and had left the club on a free transfer.

He played for Beitar Jerusalem for three seasons 1995-1998. He started six games for the Eagles and played in a total of ten games for them. He was released from Palace in 1999 and joined Hapoel Haifa who he played for until the end of the 1999-00 season.

He made his return to Beitar Jerusalem in 2000 and played there for 8 and a half seasons, until he retired in July 2009, to become assistant coach at the club.


  • Israeli Premier League (4):
  • 1996-97, 1997–98, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Toto Cup (1):
  • 1997–98
  • Israel State Cup (2):
  • 2008, 2009
  • References

    David Amsalem Wikipedia